Lesson 1: Pros of Homework

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Unit 1 Lesson 1: Pros of Homework>

Objective: Participants will be able to identify postive impacts that homework can have on student learning.


Introduction:

“Homework, traditionally defined as tasks teachers give students to complete at home, is a complicated area of educational research. It involves highly complex interactions between factors such as parental involvement, student capabilities, teacher attitudes and practices, classroom environments, and school cultures and policies." (Walker, 2011).

Investigation:

1. View

Watch: – What is Guided Reading?

2. Read: https://www.througheducation.com/the-history-of-homework/.

3. Discuss- How has homework changed over time? Have choices about homework always aligned with the best interests of the student? Please pose a question for your classmates to respond to. Please respond to at least 2 of your peers in the discussion.


Reflection: Reflect on the following questions in a notebook or journal. You will continue to reflect on concepts throughout the course, so keep the notebook on hand!

How do you assign homework in your classroom? Is it decided by you or the school?

Think:

  • How did I feel about homework as a student?
  • What is the purpose of homework in my school community? What is the intended function of the homework assignments?


References:


Walker. R. (2011, September 24). Should children do traditional homework? The Sydney Morning Herald. https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/should-children-do-traditional-homework-20110923-1kpaj.html.

Lesson 2: Cons of Homework

Victoria Robey-Hicks Mini Course